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U.S. Geological Survey: Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Geologists, meteorologists, disaster specialists and others will find much to engage their attention on this website. Created by the United States Geological Survey, this site provides succinct overviews of a range of topics from the National Coastal Program Plan to El Nino, erosion, and sea-level change. Teachers should click on the drop down Content Type menu to access the Educational Materials...
National Oceanographic Data Center

The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) is an "organization that provides scientific and public stewardship for national and international marine environmental and ecosystem data and information." Their website contains helpful data related to physical, biological and chemical measurements derived from in situ oceanographic observations, satellite remote sensing of the oceans, and ocean...
Center for Ocean Solutions

The Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) is located in Monterey, California, and "works to solve the major problems facing the ocean." COS was founded by three partners with similar commitments: the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. On the homepage, visitors can browse through a Featured News area and also look...
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Resources/Materials for Teachers

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has created this website to bring together a range of educational materials for teachers. Given their wonderful work in oceanography and related fields, it makes sense that they have dozens of fact sheets, worksheets, classroom modules, and outreach projects to share. The materials are divided into six areas including Information Packets, Ocean Explorer...
American Museum of Natural History: Educators

What can young people learn from the American Museum of Natural History in New York? Quite a lot, and this helpful website parses out some of the options for immediate classroom consumption. Created with educators in mind, this particular tab of the Learn & Teach portion of the museum’s website is quite helpful for teachers and really anyone with an interest in natural history. Visitors can learn...
National Ocean Service: Education

The Education section of the National Ocean Service (NOS) website offers informative materials from lesson plans to interactive activities "for educators, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about our ocean and coasts!" The resources are organized by audience, with buttons directing readers to materials "For Educators," "For Students," or "For Kids." K-12 instructors may wish to check out...